Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal since his decisive strike in the 2012 Champions League final as the Premier League leaders thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge to strengthen their position at the top of Group G.
Drogba, whose final kick of his first spell was the last penalty in the shootout defeat of Bayern Munich which saw Chelsea win the European Cup, replaced Loic Remy after 16 minutes and converted a spot-kick seven minutes later.
The Ivory Coast striker's 158th Chelsea goal...
LONDON -- Three observations on Chelsea's 6-0 win over NK Maribor at Stamford Bridge.
1. Blues cruising through
As Champions League goals flew in across Europe, Chelsea did their bit for London. Maribor were not expected to be much of a challenge, but were brushed aside by a consummately professional performance that takes Chelsea into a command of Group G that they cannot now be expected to relinquish.
This was their biggest win in their fifteen years of Champions League football. Win in Slovenia...